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Thursday, Apr 28, 2011

My UNI Weekend is a digest of weekend (Thursday - Sunday) entertainment and recreation opportunities at UNI, mailed on Thursday mornings during fall and spring semesters. Submission deadline is noon, Wednesday. Submissions will be rejected if sponsorship by a university department, program or organization is not clear.

THURSDAY EVENTS

STUDENT NATURE SOCIETY AND UNI BOTANICAL CENTER'S ANNUAL PLANT SALE

Support the Student Nature Society and the UNI Botanical Center by purchasing plants from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, April 28, at the UNI Botanical Center.

SIXTH ANNUAL MINI-SUMO ROBOTICS COMPETITION

The Sixth Annual Mini-Sumo Robotics Competition will occur from 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, April 28, in the Hemisphere Lounge, MAU. The public and UNI faculty, staff and students are invited to watch UNI robotics students compete in an invitational competition that brings mini-sumo robots from around the U.S. to Cedar Falls. This year's contest will see the largest field ever, and UNI students have built 30 mini-sumos in preparation. http://www.narobotics.org/

'THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP – GOING BEYOND SOCIOECONOMIC AND CULTURAL FACTORS'

Hot Topics in Education: Professional Development Webinars are free one-hour webinars taught by UNI faculty and staff. The next webinar, "The Achievement Gap – Going Beyond Socioeconomic and Cultural Factors," will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 28, and features Dewitt Jones, educational leadership and postsecondary education. This session will address the roles schools, teachers, administrators, parents, government and researchers play in improving student achievement. These webinars are open to the entire UNI community. To register, visit http://www.uni.edu/coe/about/coe-professional-development-webinars or contact Mary Herring at 273-2719.

TAKE BACK THE NIGHT

Take Back The Night is an event held to acknowledge sexual assualt and demand a safe campus for all. Sign-making begins at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 28, in Maucker Union. The march begins at 7:30 p.m. in front of the Maucker Union fountain. Speakers will be present. For more information, check Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=202569876439337

CAB COMEDY: TJ MILLER & DAN LEVY

CAB is sponsoring a comedy night featuring TJ Miller and Dan Levy, at 9 p.m., Thursday, April 28, in the Ballroom, MAU. Miller was named one of Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch, as well as one of Entertainment Weekly’s Next Big Things in Comedy. He appears in "She's Out Of My League," "Gulliver's Travel's," "Get Him To The Greek," "Yogi Bear," "Unstoppable" and voices a characer in "How To Train A Dragon." Levy is a regular on the “Chelsea Lately” roundtable, is headlining the College Humor Live tour and will appear with Aziz Ansari on the "Dangerously Delicious Tour.” He recently created and served as an executive producer on the popular E! series “Pretty Wild.” Visit the CAB Facebook page for more information.

UNIVERSITY APARTMENTS SPRING FLING!

The University Apartments Spring Fling! is open to all University Apartments residents and their families from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 28, on the lawn outside the University Apartments office. The rain location is the University Apartments office. There will be kids’ activities such as games, coloring, face painting and making healthy snacks. There will be mini massages for the adults, as well as quick, healthy recipes, health resources and more. There will also be free refreshments and giveaways.

HALF-MASTED PRESENTS: IMPROVISED COMEDY AT THE BERTHA MARTIN THEATER

Half-Masted will offer three nights of improvised comedy at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 28, Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, at the Bertha Martin Theatre, SWT. A family-friendly matinee will take place at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 30. Tickets for the general public are $3, $1 for students and children are admitted free (cash and checks only). For reservations, email doug@half-masted.com.

FRIDAY EVENTS

MINORITY MALE FORUM: EMPOWERING THE MALE

The UNI Center for Urban Education (UNI-CUE) will host a two-day forum designed for the minority male to have an open dialog with policy makers and community resource people. Guest speakers will cover problems, barriers and solutions in four areas: educational opportunities; housing and social services; health, mental health and substance abuse; and the criminal justice system. The Minority Male Forum will be held on Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, at UNI-CUE, located at 800 Sycamore St., Waterloo. This forum is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be provided. For more information, call 433-1220.

PANTHER ATHLETICS

Football will play in its annual spring game on Friday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the UNI-Dome.

HALF-MASTED PRESENTS: IMPROVISED COMEDY AT THE BERTHA MARTIN THEATER

Half-Masted will offer three nights of improvised comedy at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 28, Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, at the Bertha Martin Theatre, SWT. A family-friendly matinee will take place at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 30. Tickets for the general public are $3, $1 for students and children are admitted free (cash and checks only). For reservations, email doug@half-masted.com.

SATURDAY EVENTS

PSE 10TH ANNUAL SPRINT INTO SPRING 5K RUN/WALK

Pi Sigma Epsilon's 10th annual Sprint into Spring 5K Run/Walk will start at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 30, near the West Gym. Check-in begins at 8:45 a.m., or you can pick up the race bag on Friday at Runners Flat on Main Street from 5 to 7 p.m. Prizes are awarded to the top overall male and female winners, along with the top two finishers in each age division. The $20 race fee includes a T-shirt. Register at https://www.wepay.com/xsbmo8 or send your registration form and checks to Pi Sigma Epsilon, Marketing Department, CBB 336. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross Hawkeye Chapter. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/studentorgs/pse/projects or contact Katie Tietz at tietz.kathryn@gmail.com.

'M.A. THESIS EXHIBITION, B.F.A. EXHIBITION,' 'HEADSHOT' PRINT EXHIBITION

The UNI Gallery of Art will present three concurrent exhibitions, one by M.A. candidate Jay Raabe, one by B.F.A. candidate Sarah Deppe, and one curated by UNI associate professor of art Tim Dooley and North Carolina-based printmaker Bill Flick, titled “Headshot."  Gallery hours are from noon to 5 p.m.

PANTHER ATHLETICS

Softball hosts Wichita State in a doubleheader at noon, Saturday, April 30, and in a single game at noon, Sunday, May 1. All games are at the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex. Football will play in its annual spring game on Friday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the UNI-Dome.

SATURDAY FILM SERIES: THE PRIVATE LIFE OF PLANTS

Episode 6: "Surviving Saturday," will be shown at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 30, at the University Museum. In this groundbreaking series, David Attenborough takes the viewer on a guided tour through the secret world of plants to see things no unaided eye could witness.

HALF-MASTED PRESENTS: IMPROVISED COMEDY AT THE BERTHA MARTIN THEATER

Half-Masted will offer three nights of improvised comedy at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 28, Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, at the Bertha Martin Theatre, SWT. A family-friendly matinee will take place at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 30. Tickets for the general public are $3, $1 for students and children are admitted free (cash and checks only). For reservations, email doug@half-masted.com.

BELLY DANCE SHOW

The Middle Eastern Dance Club invites the public to a belly dance show with student and professional dancers in a variety of styles from traditional to tribal, Spanish fusion, Bollywood and gothic, at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, April 30, in the CME.

SUNDAY EVENTS

'M.A. THESIS EXHIBITION, B.F.A. EXHIBITION,' 'HEADSHOT' PRINT EXHIBITION

The UNI Gallery of Art will present three concurrent exhibitions, one by M.A. candidate Jay Raabe, one by B.F.A. candidate Sarah Deppe, and one curated by UNI associate professor of art Tim Dooley and North Carolina-based printmaker Bill Flick, titled “Headshot.” Gallery hours are from noon to 5 p.m.

SOFTBALL

Softball hosts Wichita State at noon, Sunday, May 1, at the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex.

ACADEMIC COACHES

Are you stressing about finals? Not sure how to study? Struggle with test taking? Schedule an appointment with a trained academic coach in the Reading & Learning Center by calling 273-2361. Or, meet with the A-Team on Sunday evenings from 6 to 9 in Rod Library (first floor).